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I am not a good bargin shopper but I play one on eBay.

July 31, 2007 - 10:34 PM

Honestly I am not.

I know women, and you know who you are because you are thinking to yourself right now, "I love bargain shopping," who are so incredibly talented at it they get money back from stores but I am not skilled at it by any means. I am generally the girl who just doesn't shop for a long time and then "happens" to fall into a good deal.

This happened to me last week.

Last week, I bid on an eBay item. Not just any eBay item but our homeschool curriculum for this upcoming school year. We were still deciding on what complete curriculum we wanted but since school starts next month, I went a'bidding on eBay to see what I could see.

Now, I like complete packages of our curriculum and complete packages can cost a whole lot more. New this stuff runs $800+! Yikes! I found this one though, it was a low starting price and had no reserve. I watched it for days. Finally, the last day, someone else bit.

I am now remembering all my husband's teachings on how to win at eBay. He always says the last hour is the one to watch. I couldn't. I had to leave with 40 minutes to spare. Up until that point though, I watched, I refreshed, I watched, finally, I bid.

For days prior I had calculated exactly what the package was worth, what my absolute maximum was, with shipping included, etc. I had two figures in my head what it was worth, what I thought it was worth and what I thought God could get it for. I had the later because we still hadn't 100% decided on this curriculum and I thought, if God wants us to have this at a good deal we will.

When I put in my "highest bid" I put in the lower number and left the house for my appointment.

4 hours later, when I returned home, I found I had won. But I had won not with my lowest highest bid but with a mere $81. And to boot, 2 of the books I already have and can resell and my cost is down to $43! $43 for hundreds(x4+) of dollars of books! Amazing!

Praise God! 

Response to I am not a good bargin shopper but I play one on eBay.

  • Holly said on August 1, 2007 - 11:12 AM

    Wow! I'm so excited for you! I was reading in Psalms today about how God is the provider of all we hope for. Yah... just another way of saying our Father loves spoiling us!

  • jackie said on August 3, 2007 - 10:11 PM

    sweet! Cool story :) I've been too scared of eBay, but someday I'll have to get over that. Way to have faith, sister!

  • Dana said on August 4, 2007 - 10:54 AM

    Thanks girls! Thanks too Jackie for your comment on that older post! I hope you got some sleep last night! Much love!!

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